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W. George Lovell

Professor, Department of Geography and Planning, Queen's University, Ontario

An elected fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, W. George Lovell is Professor of Geography at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario and Visiting Professor in Latin American history at the Universidad Pablo de Olavide in Seville, Spain. Central America, Guatemala in particular, has been the regional focus of much his research, the outcomes of which have earned him the Carl O. Sauer Distinguished Scholarship Award from the Conference of Latin Americanist Geography, an association that also honoured him with its Preston E. James Eminent Latin Americanist Career Award. A former editor of Mesoamérica (1998-2008), Lovell has fifteen book titles to his credit, among them four editions of Conquest and Survival in Colonial Guatemala (McGill-Queen’s University Press, [1985] 1992, 2005, 2015) and four editions of A Beauty That Hurts: Life and Death in Guatemala (Between the Lines and University of Texas Press, [1995] 2000, 2010, 2019).


  • –present
    Professor of Geography, Queen's University, Ontario


  • 1980 
    University of Alberta, PhD (Geography)